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Bratislava, SK

Senior Back End Software Engineer

About iptiQ


iptiQ is a risk tech start-up within Swiss Re Group. Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.


iptiQ provides digital, bespoke and transparent Live & Health and Property & Casualty protection products in a B2B2C manner. Founded in 2014, we're transforming the way consumers buy insurance with a unique digital insurance engine which incorporates the latest technology with world-class underwriting capabilities. We build strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands. We are committed to agility and a DevOps mentality.


iptiQ offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?

About the Team 


For over 6 years, we’ve partnered with the biggest insurance brands to get their ideas faster to market. Our tech team works with the latest enterprise technology and tools, pushing the boundaries with every new project. We’re the software engineering engine behind a fast-growing risk-tech start-up that helps millions of end users access affordable and easy to buy life insurance. iptiQ is tapping into new markets, achieving a positive impact, and we are only at the very beginning. And that’s where you come in!

You’ll be surrounded by like-minded multicultural enthusiasts who are obsessed with delivering projects for our clients and their end-users in an agile way. You’ll work in English within a dedicated team based in Bratislava, together with other colleagues across Europe (Zurich, London, Munich etc.).


About the Role


You will join a team of software engineers for the technology platform within the iptiQ EMEA L&H department. This is a rare opportunity to join a new business unit within an established company; combining the dynamic spirit of a start-up with the backing of Swiss Re's strong organization.                   


As a senior software engineer, you will work closely in multi-functional teams to shape the technology platform that fulfil our business and product vision and ultimately bring value to our customers and partners by disrupting the traditional insurance proposition. This will require seeking complex problems within a distributed infrastructure by designing, implementing and testing simple, scalable, reliable and configurable solutions.


Your day-to-day activities will include:

•    Design and implement new features and/or components within our platform and develop prototypes quickly to allow an iterative approach
•    Deliver high-quality code, focusing on simplicity, performance, maintainability and scalability
•    Optimise applications and components to maximize configurability, speed and efficiency, ease of development of new features and the ability to scale business processes
•    Create common libraries and frameworks demonstrated across the platform to streamline development of complex applications
•    End-to-end responsibility on the applications implemented, including automated testing, monitoring, identifying issues or bottlenecks and delivering improvements of the platform


We are looking forward to working with you as a senior software engineer!


About You

•    You enjoy a challenge and working in a fast-paced environment
•    Proven software development capabilities (5+ years hands-on experience) as a Java developer.
•    Experienced in the following languages and frameworks:

  • Mandatory: Enterprise Java, Spring, Git
  • Desirable: Kafka, Docker, AWS
  • Optional: MongoDB, Maven, Gitlab

•    Experience with high-traffic micro services architectures and best practices around designing, scaling and monitoring concurrent systems (using different technologies and preferably RESTful APIs and message passing protocols)
•    You carefully evaluate design trade-offs and strive for simple, elegant, algorithmically efficient solutions
•    Your code is easy to read, test and re-use and you constantly improve quality over time
•    You understand performance metrics, how to collect and use them to continuously improve performance, scalability and efficiency
•    Experience in the design of data-models for relational and NoSQL data stores
•    Experience in test-drive-development (TDD) and in the automated testing of APIs
•    You open to pair programming and XP techniques
•    You collaborate effectively with team members, express technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being brave and always contributing to the overall growth of the team


What we offer


At iptiQ, you’ll find a start-up environment embedded within Swiss Re, known for its high-caliber talent. You get the best of both worlds - a fast-paced, exciting environment with a genuine work-life balance and more. You’ll contribute to complex, ambitious projects across Europe. Our colleagues are from all over the world - in total there are over 20 nationalities! We offer a competitive salary and excellent secondary benefits, such as five additional vacation days, a 13th month, a performance-based bonus, and much more.
Join us on our mission to transform insurance and deepen your skills!


The minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 2000 EUR full time. Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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